How can computing increase the productivity of the construction industry? An integrated multi-aspect BIM-based system for dynamic productivity management

Xinghui Xu, Borja García de Soto, Bharadwaj R. K. Mantha

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Abstract

Computing technologies have proven to significantly contribute to improving the efficiency of various industries, such as manufacturing and farming. Several studies have suggested that construction can benefit significantly from integrating these technologies due to the involvement of several repetitive and mundane tasks. However, since on-site execution suffers from constant modifications and changes, there is enormous variability between planned and actual performance, which can result in schedule delays and/or budget overruns. Thus, the overall productivity significantly relies on the optimum decisions made based on real-time on-site construction progress. Computing technologies could dynamically improve efficiency, this essay identifies critical factors influencing productivity, presents possible dynamic solutions that integrate advanced computing technologies and construction management strategies with Building information modeling (BIM). To that extent, an integrated BIM-based system is proposed to (1) obtain real-time resources data from BIM-integrated models; (2) optimize resource allocation and conflicts detection; (3) conduct operation simulations to obtain dynamic (real-time) productivity and automation process using robotic systems. In conclusion, this essay will guide future work on the verification and validation of integrated BIM-based frameworks to enhance productivity.
Original languageEnglish (US)
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StatePublished - 2019

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